Digital Citizenship Week 2020

See how Lanier is recognizing Digital Citizenship Week!

By Kelsea Owens
Spotlight
October 16, 2020

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 19-23, 2020!

This year’s theme is We Are All Digital Citizens!  

 

Students can participate in our Virtual Spirit Week through the forms on their grade-level Google Classrooms.

 

 

Student Virtual Spirit Day

Parent Resource

Monday

Workout Clothes Day!

We need to FIND BALANCE during this virtual school year. Get offline and go for a walk.

Check out these five tips to Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives from Common Sense Education.

Tuesday

Sports Gear Day!

Wear your favorite sports gear to show how we TEAM UP TOGETHER TO USE TECHNOLOGY RESPECTFULLY.

Learn about useful privacy settings in this article from Common Sense Media on How to Tell Who Your Kid Is Talking to Online⁠—and How to Keep Their Convos Cool.

Wednesday

Mismatched Socks Day!

We all need to PROTECT OUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT! (information shared about ourselves online).

Help your child create a positive digital footprint with the tips from this article from Parent Zone.

Thursday

Wear Your Sunglasses Day!

Be positive and be a ray of sunshine while online. BE AN UPSTANDER if you witness cyberbullying.

Check out these six tips to Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior  from Common Sense Education

Friday

School Spirit Day!

Wear your school clothing or school colors! Whether online, or in-person, WE ARE ALL FCPSOn

Learn the five questions you should teach your students to consider when consuming and creating media by watching this Common Sense Education Video.

On the evening of Friday, October 23 students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their family. 

Try some of these ideas:

  • Have a device-free dinner and focus on connecting as a family. The #DeviceFreeDinner campaign by Common Sense Media comes with a wonderful 3-page Family Starter Kit that includes tips for getting started, a printable Family Commitment Pledge, and even a printable sign for designating the place (e.g., basket, box) families will place their devices during dinner. The Family Dinner Project also has a wealth of great conversation starters geared towards children of different ages.
  • Have a family board game night instead of playing video games or watching TV.
  • Make a phone call or write a letter to a family member or friend instead of sending a text or email.
  • Spend time outside as a family and leave the phone behind.

 

FCPS has also developed a Digital Citizenship Online Course for Families with Teens. This four-module online course has been developed for parents/guardians and their teen(s) in grades 7 and up. After viewing the Introduction, parents should start with Module 1: Parents Only and then use Modules 2 - 4 with their teen(s). Modules 2 - 4 are designed to support family conversations about the topics related to digital citizenship. Families are encouraged to work through the course at their own pace and complete any module or activity of interest. While these modules won’t teach you everything you need to know, they provide a solid foundation upon which your family can build.

 

For more resources on digital citizenship click on the link below.

FCPS Digital Citizenship: Families